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Taxation and Customs Union

The battle against tax fraud and tax evasion

13/11/2014

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 13 November 2014 Pierre Moscovici - Commissioner for economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Brussels, European Parliament [Introductory remarks] Comme vous le savez tous, la Commission a joué un rôle clé dans les efforts déployés récemment au sein de l'UE...

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Opening Remarks by Commissioner Moscovici at the ECOFIN press conference

07/11/2014

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Pierre MOSCOVICI - EU Commissioner for Taxation And Customs Brussels, 07 November 2014 Merci Pier Carlo. J'ai été très content d'être de participer à cette réunion du Conseil ECOFIN, pour la première fois en tant que commissaire européen aux affaires économiques et...

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Taxation: Commission presents options for simpler and more robust future VAT regime

30/10/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 October 2014 Ideas on how to ensure a simpler, more effective and more fraud-proof VAT system tailored to the Single Market in the EU have been outlined in a paper published by the Commission today.

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Reform of the VAT system: Frequently asked questions

30/10/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 October 2014 See also IP/14/1216 What is VAT? VAT is a consumption tax, charged on most goods and services traded for use or consumption in the EU. It is levied on the "value added" to the product at each stage of production and distribution.

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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes the signature of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement

29/10/2014

European Commission Statement Brussels, 29 October 2014 I am pleased that today Finance Ministers from 50 countries and jurisdictions have signed a Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the implementation of the Global Standard for the automatic exchange of financial account information.

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Anti-Fraud

OLAF, Eurojust meet to coordinate investigations into Members of the European Parliament

11/04/2011

olaf/11/6 Brussels, 11 April 2011 OLAF in cooperation with Eurojust hosted a meeting last Friday with judicial authorities from Belgium, Austria, Slovenia and Romania on the ongoing investigations into some Members of the European Parliament (MEP)....

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Cigarette smugglers in Lithuania caught with 70 million cigarettes

11/04/2011

olaf/11/5 Brussels, 11 April 2011 Nine people have been arrested in Lithuania in a criminal investigation which the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has been coordinating for over a year. The investigation, involving law enforcement authorities in Lithuania, ...

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OLAF reaffirms its competence to investigate members of the European Parliament

29/03/2011

olaf/11/4 Brussels, 28 March 2011 According to a report in The Sunday Times issued on 20 March 2011 three Members of the European Parliament (MEP) agreed to put forward amendments to draft legislation in the European Parliament in return for a fee....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation "Towards a more efficient European Anti-Fraud Office" European Parliament - CONT Committee Brussels, 22 March 2011

22/03/2011

SPEECH/11/201 Distinguished Members, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to present you the Amended proposal for the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office. In the Reflection paper I presented you before last summer, the Commission ...

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Huge Illegal Cigarette Factory in Poland Raided

15/03/2011

olaf/11/3 Brussels, 15 March 2011 Plans by an international criminal gang to flood the EU market with millions of illegal cigarettes came to an abrupt end recently when Polish Police raided an illegal cigarette factory near to Warsaw, Poland....

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